Benin accelerating roll-out of DTT with SESMarch 13, 2019 08.07 Europe/London By Robert Briel Viewers in the Republic of Benin are now receiving 15 new Free-to-Airchannels from satellite, thanks to a new agreement the Government of the Republic of Benin has signed with SES.As part of the agreement a number of HD channels will be broadcast over Benin, making it the first HD channels to be available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service across Africa. This marks an important step forward in the digital switchover for the country, which intends to switch off analogue service in 2020.To meet the high service availability and nationwide coverage requested by Benin, SES will be utilising powerful spot-beam capacity on SES-14. This satellite with a high throughput payload will deliver video feeds to the DTT infrastructure across Benin, with Direct-to-Home service filling in any gaps of DTT coverage. SES-14 was launched in January 2018 and is located at 47.5 degrees West.